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History Labs

A Guided Approach to Historical Inquiry in the K-12 Classroom

Beginnings to 1620 | Era 1: Three Worlds Meet

What Factors Brought Settlers to Maryland?

Author: Dan Yetter, Mount View Middle School, Howard County Public School System
Grade Level: Middle
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The Tobacco Economy: How did the Geography of the Chesapeake Region Influence its Development?

Author: Brenda Payne, Woodmoor Elementary School; Corjie Tarlton, Sparks Elementary School; Amy Vaillancourt, Carroll Manor Elementary School, Baltimore County Public Schools
Grade Level: Upper Elementary
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Beginnings to 1620 | Era 1: Three Worlds Meet

Road to Revolution: How did Actions and Responses Lead to an Independent United States?

Author: Lane Muth, Dumbarton Middle School; Wendy Schanberger, Hereford Middle School; Taylor Dungey, Catonsville Middle School, Baltimore County Public Schools
Grade Level: Middle
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Should the Colonists Have Revolted Against Great Britain?

Author: Lauren Catts, Hawthorne Elementary School; Elizabeth Getsinger, Westowne Elementary School; Corjie Tarlton, Sparks Elementary School, Baltimore County Public Schools
Grade Level: Upper Elementary
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Where Did Thomas Jefferson Stand on the Issue of Slavery?

Author: Dave Reck, Burleigh Manor Middle, Howard County Public School System
Grade Level: Middle
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Beginnings to 1620 | Era 1: Three Worlds Meet

Reshaping American Society: How did Immigration and Urbanization Affect America in the mid 1800s?

Author: Edward Prinz, Woodlawn Middle School; Jodie Virago, Sudbrook Magnet Middle School; Lane Manning, Dumbarton Middle School; Wendy Schanberger, Hereford Middle School, Baltimore County Public Schools
Grade Level: Middle
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Maryland: A Middle Ground?

Author: Susan D. Apple, Glenwood Middle School, Howard County Public School System
Grade Level: Middle
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Beginnings to 1620 | Era 1: Three Worlds Meet

Transforming the West: Did the Reality Match the Expectations for Kansas Homesteaders?

Author: Abbie Stiffler, Baltimore County Public Schools
Grade Level: High
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The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: Is Anyone to be Punished for This?

Author: Adam Laye, Randallstown High School, Baltimore County Public Schools
Grade Level: High
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Beginnings to 1620 | Era 1: Three Worlds Meet

To What Extent Were Women's Contributions to World War II Industries Valued?

Author: Tracy Mai, Howard High School, Howard County Public School System
Grade Level: High
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Beginnings to 1620 | Era 1: Three Worlds Meet

Cold War Case Files: The Rosenberg Trial - Was Justice Fairly Served?

Author: Andrea Orndorff, Marriotts Ridge High School, Howard County Public School System
Grade Level: High
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Guatemalan Coup of 1954: How Did the Cold War Influence American Foreign Policy Decisions?

Author: Courtney Fleming, Parkville High School, Baltimore County Public Schools
Grade Level: High
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Beginnings to 1620 | Era 1: Three Worlds Meet

U.S. Foreign Policy and the Iran-Contra Affair: Was Oliver North a Patriot, a Pawn, or an Outlaw?

Author: Catherine Holden, Franklin High School, Baltimore County Public Schools
Grade Level: High
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